Tuesday, January 23, 2018

How Full is YOUR Glass?

November 23, 2010 by  
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What is your Frame of Mind Regarding Household Fix-it’s?

Is your glass half-full or half-empty? This is an expression that I am sure you have heard, yet have you applied it to the things that you desire to have or create around your home? Do you look around your home and decide the project or desire is too big or lofty and walk away in despair? Or do you tolerate things that do not please because you just don’t have the time to change them or the money to do so? Then maybe you are looking at your glass as ‘half-empty!’

The idea that maybe, just maybe, we approach our home repairs, upgrades and changes as half-empty came to me when I received a timely email message on this very topic. (From Mary Morrissey, a Visionary & Empowerment Specialist.) She stated that for her, the best way to look at that glass is to tell yourself that “this glass is refillable!” Yes! I feel that way about a lot of things, especially home repairs and upkeep. It is important to care for our homes as we do our relationships; with joy, enthusiasm and an interest in creating the best we can of any situation.

Whether you own or rent, I suggest you ask yourself the following questions…

Are there fix-its that are essential to health and well-being that I need to attend to NOW?

Are there comfort issues that can be enhanced or fixed?

Are there upgrades that need doing that will reduce bills and be more efficient? (Low-flow toilets, for example, or energy efficient appliances.)

Are there petty annoyances that keep you from fully enjoying your home? Things like leaky windows, or frustratingly incomplete projects?

No worries! If your outlook on life expands to see the glass “refillable” then you can move forward, one step at a time, to have the home of your dreams. Here’s how.

Decide what things must be done for safety or well-being. Then take a good look at your glass, and decide what you want to fill it with first!

In planning for fix-its or improvements, don’t go for the generic! A fillable glass means that YOU can fill it with whatever YOU want! Use dynamic colors of paint, chose textures that will caress your senses. The simple act of walking through a room can be a jarring, uncomfortable experience if you don’t have things the way you like them!

As with any project, a good plan will go a long way to get your glass filled. Set a time-line, discuss the financing of your projects with your partner and/or family, and be ready to take the steps necessary to move forward.

It is always wise to be prepared for home improvements and fix-its. This means not only having the correct tools for the job, or having the right handyman to help, but being financially ready to take on the tasks.

Think ahead.Be Proactive. Keep a logbook that lists the areas of your home that need repair, or that you want to redecorate. Make detailed notes on the condition and age of your appliances and fixtures (toilets, sinks, showers, baths etc.) including when repairs were done, when they were installed, etc. Then as you go through your lists to Prioritize, you will know what needs to be done, and when and where!

Last but not least, think about us! We are your go-to

Give us a call, email us, (925-432-7540) (The Fix-it Professionals Email). We can help you with your “Five P’s,” give you reasonable estimates for the work, and schedule your tasks in a decent time frame. The holidays are coming – how full is YOUR glass?

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